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The resort fee debate continues
2024-02-05

It’s been almost a year since President Biden chided airlines and resorts for charging hidden fees. Different sectors of the hospitality industry found themselves at odds, with some defending the fees and others saying they should be prohibited. Several developments have kept the issue on the front burner since the Biden address. Two U.S. senators […]

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Sounds and flavors of the Big Easy simmer at Jazz & Heritage Festival
2024-01-29

New Orleans, the birthplace of jazz, draws millions of visitors year-round to experience the city’s rich and thriving live music culture. While some of the best talent can be heard in the clubs, bars and streets, one of the biggest draws for live music enthusiasts is the annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival at […]

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Who Doesn’t Love a Queen?
2024-01-29

“The Queen is stunning!” Richard Shane, CEO of The World’s Greatest Vacations, exclaims. “I’m fortunate to be able to cruise aboard ships all over the world….only one have I cruised twice…it’s the same one that I chose to cruise three times, too… Queen Mary 2 is royal elegance! Congratulations on the second decade of reining […]

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Embracing the Joy of Slow Travel: A Guide to Unhurried Journeys
2024-01-22

Richard Shane Founder and CEO The World’s Greatest Vacations In a world that often moves at a frantic pace, there’s a growing appreciation for the art of slow travel—the idea of savoring the journey as much as the destination. Today, we invite you to explore the beauty of unhurried exploration and the profound experiences it […]

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Romance travel has never been bigger, and advisors are loving it
2024-01-22

Post-pandemic romance travel is booming, and evolving, as travelers place more value on spending time together and are no longer waiting for milestone moments to get away with loved ones. A 2023 Deloitte holiday travel study found that romance and quality time with a partner or spouse outpaced revenge travel as a travel motivator, something […]

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Rediscovering the Charm of Classic Destinations
2024-01-12

Richard Shane Founder and CEO The World’s Greatest Vacations   In a world that’s constantly evolving, there’s a special allure in revisiting classic destinations that have stood the test of time. Today, we invite you to embark on a journey to rediscover the timeless charm of iconic travel spots that continue to captivate the hearts […]

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Cruise lines focus on refits to freshen up fleets
2024-01-11

As orders for new cruise ships have slowed amid inflation and high interest rates, several cruise lines have launched extensive renovation projects to punch up their older tonnage. It makes financial sense, said Walter Nadolny, professor emeritus of marine transportation and global business at the State University of New York Maritime College in the Bronx. […]

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7 Most Popular Travel Resolutions for 2024
2024-01-07

Richard Shane Founder and CEO The World’s Greatest Vacations   As the New Year unfolds, it brings with it the promise of fresh beginnings and exciting adventures. This is the perfect time to set travel resolutions that will ignite your wanderlust and create lasting memories. Here are the seven most popular New Year’s travel resolutions […]

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Travel tech experts: What to expect this year in AI, online planning and more
2024-01-07

With 2023 in our rear view, travel industry experts are now focused on the year ahead. 2024 is poised to be exciting and potentially disruptive on the heels of 2023’s wave-makers including the rapid adoption of generative artificial intelligence and increasing demand for experiential travel, among other trends. As we do at the start of […]

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The Seven Destinations You Have to Visit in 2024
2024-01-01

Richard Shane Founder and CEO The World’s Greatest Vacations   As the world beckons with new possibilities, 2024 presents a canvas of vibrant destinations, each with its own allure. Buckle up for a journey through the seven must-visit places that promise to redefine your travel aspirations. Kyoto, Japan – Embrace Tradition in Blossom Known for […]

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